Almost to the day it was eight years ago that we reported on Tisdale's post office turning over a new leaf and becoming computerised. Eight years is a long time for a computer system so it is fair to say that they original system must have been upgraded a few times since its original installation.
Another interesting coincidence is that today Microsoft rolled out its latest operating system, Window's 7.
The commentary about the function of the post office and its role in our day to day lives from eight years ago has not changed very much. The painful visit to the post office is now still a part of our lives because most of our bills arrive in the mail so few people look forward to opening their mail box each day. Advertising is still filling the huge waste baskets in the post office lobby but the present Conservative government seems to have a leaflet (at our expense) at least once a week and sometimes more. These rarely make it out the post office door and go directly into the waste baskets.
But some things about the post office have not changed and that's a good thing. The cheerful pleasant and courteous service of the folks who work at the place really go out of their way to make that daily visit to the post office a positive one.